Φοίβου Ἀπόλλωνος χρυσαόρου =Il. 5.509. For the form “χρυσαόρου” see on 123. The sword as an attribute of Apollo is unusual, at least in later times; hence arose the theory, which cannot be accepted, that the “ἄορ” may be the sword-belt or even the lyre of Apollo (see schol. A on Il. 15.256). Apollo carries the sword in his contest with Tityos and in scenes from the gigantomachy; e.g. on the vase of Aristophanes and Erginus (Wiener Vorlegebl. i. 5); other references in Pauly-Wissowa “Apollon” 111. In early literature and archaic art the attributes of the various gods were less stereotyped than was afterwards the case. Even Demeter has the sword; cf. n. on h. Dem. 4.
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